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Multi-screenings can save your life!

Linda Stultz
Certified Fitness Trainer

Spring and summer seem to be the time for Health Fairs and Clinics. Having a simple blood test can prevent serious problems in the future. Having these tests done at a health fair usually costs less than at your doctor's office or the hospital and some insurance will cover them.

If you are not feeling yourself, maybe it's time to take advantage of this great service. Even if you don't have any symptoms and you haven't have a blood test in a while, it may be a good idea to have one. These simple tests can give your cholesterol, blood sugar and other levels. They will alert you to a problem or give you a warning before the problem develops. They can also give you peace of mind when all the levels show normal.

Many times if your cholesterol or blood sugar levels are elevated, exercise will correct the problem. Walking, jogging, swimming and weight lifting are great ways to control many health problems. These exercises along may be enough to lower your levels and control them without medication. It is certainly worth a try before committing to medication for the rest of your life. Unless you have a family history or your levels have been elevated for a period of time, hopefully the doctor will give you a chance to lower your levels with exercise.

If he doesn't suggest exercise, ask him to give you a little time to lower them on your own. Besides working on lowering your levels, you will see an increase in energy, self-esteem and hopefully a loss of weight. Exercise changes your life in so many positive ways. More and more people are discovering the benefits and rewards of exercise. Join the crowd and see how exercise improves your life. Always check with your doctor before starting an exercise program, especially if you have any specific health concern.

If you have any questions or need help getting started, please call me 717-334-6009, or via e-mail at

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